Fiber Find: 1959 book “Popular Albanian Motifs: Textile and Knitting”

A quick post to share an amazing find on our most recent trip:

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Popular Albanian Motifs: Textile and Knitting, Tirana 1959

Visiting a country in this part of the world for the first time always holds some textile-related delights.

 

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inside cover, possibly my favorite page

 

The book is nothing but these large, beautifully drawn, full-color plates of textile motifs, some embroidered, some woven, some knit.

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I’m hardly knowledgeable about Albania. This was my first visit, and the country’s culture, language, and history are unique to the Balkans. However, everywhere I’ve been in this part of the world has an amazing textile tradition, and this book is just one indicator that Albania is no different.

One thought on “Fiber Find: 1959 book “Popular Albanian Motifs: Textile and Knitting”

  1. Beth October 13, 2016 / 12:57 am

    Looks like a book that will stimulate a lot of creativity!

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